Forbes Africa names Akinwumi Adesina the Person of the Year 2013.

Forbes Africa names Akinwumi Adesina the Person of the Year 2013.

Dr. Adesina’s initiatives in agriculture have empowered about six million farmers across Nigeria to embrace modern day agriculture. This also enhanced food security for 30 million persons in rural farm households.

The Minister can be described as the defender of African farmers, relentless in unlocking opportunities for farmers and changing Africa’s narrative on agriculture to wealth creation, away from poverty reduction.

The Minister’s impact in the agriculture sector within two years in office turned agriculture away from being a development program into a business activity generating wealth for millions of farmers.

The Minister had stressed that Africa, with its huge potential, could not be ‘a museum of poverty.’

Sharing his vision for a food secured continent, Dr. Adesina said he dreams of a future where Africa’s vast savannas are revived with crops, where large commercial and smallholder farmers co-exist and both prosper. Where rail, road and port systems are improved.

The Minister for Agriculture attributed the huge achievements his ministry has made to the immense support of Nigeria’s President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.

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